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Rocketbuster$8.00 – $15.00
Wylie writes of the new project:
For as long as I can remember, music has always been connected with the impulse to move… to get up and dance…to celebrate life. Among my earliest memories of childhood are Dad playing the guitar in our spacious living room with Mom, my three older brothers and our sole sister as the enthralled audience. Dad thrummed his old F-hole Epiphone with a bouncing right hand as we skipped and waltzed the length of the house…each brother waiting on the sidelines to take turns dancing with our good natured sis. Mom chirped harmonies and clapped her hands in a cadence of approval. The power of music was in us all.
As a child of the sixties, I grew up in musical kaleidoscope of ever morphing genres. Folk, rock, country and pop were crowding the airwaves with the unbridled FM radio format and the plethora of evening TV variety shows. I was a Montana ranch kid with the gate of pop culture being thrown wide open to my eager eyes, ears and soul.
And so, with this album I am drawn like a moth to the flame, to a time and place where the music still dances, drums and drives…where the boundaries of genre are irrelevant. After a period of major life changes, I feel a renewal…the urge to cut loose and dance again. I am propelled forward by the explosions of rhythms, melodies and grooves that over the years have been deeply etched into my character. The musical universe is still expanding at the speed of light. Hop on and take a spin with me on “Rocketbsuter”!
Raven On The Wind$8.00 – $15.00
When I write songs, I really try to strike the balance between good old tradition and the West’s innate trait of forging ahead into new territory.
My favorite Western song writers, book writers, and artists have always uncovered the West’s true identity by throwing off the superficial, expected layers and digging deep into what makes our way of life so unique. The West is so colorful and vibrant. What makes it so enchanting to me is this hybrid of existence that draws its sustenance from so many different streams.
I grew up in an era of music that was morphing so fast! All the great sounds and rhythms of the 60s and 70s are what drew me to love music, that and having my dad sing all those earthy folk and cowboys songs in the family living room. I was lucky to grow up with such musical diversity. It is only natural that the medley of sounds shows up on my recordings. Amongst these 12 songs you will hear Chuck Berry licks against cowboy chords.
I still hang out with some of the toughest ranahans in cowboydom. When I peek into their CD collection, I am always amazed: Jimmy Reed, CCR, Simon and Garfunkel, AC/DC, Bob Marley, the Stones. It’s an ever-eclectic mix of sounds and soul. To me, that is what the West is all about. Out here, to be an individual is the highest calling. Sheep are disdained. Our life is unpredictable. It’s wild, it’s laid back, it’s doctoring a Tasmanian Devil of a steer, it’s idyllic mornings along a stream bank, it’s Classical, it’s a waltz, it’s fast and furious, it’s Rock n Roll, and everything in between.
Let yourself go like a Raven on the Wind.
Wylie Galt Gustafson
Unwired$8.00 – $15.00
Wylie Gustafson – acoustic guitar, base guitar, lead vocals
Ray Doyle – electric, baritone, mandolin guitars, harmony vocals
Rick Bryceson – drums, harmony vocals
T. Scot Wilburn – electric guitar, steel guitar, fiddle
Produced by: Scott O’Malley and Butch Hause
Recorded: July 2009, Western Jubilee Warehouse
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Engineering & Mix: Butch Hause, The Ranger Station
Mastering: David Glasser, Airshow Mastering, Boulder, Colorado
Photography: Donald Kallaus
Album Design: Donald Kallaus, Kathleen Fox Collins, Victoria Ward
Concert Production: Annie McFadin, Brendan O’Malley, Tyler O’Malley, Victoria Ward, Nick Abbott
Hang -n- Rattle!$8.00 – $15.00
The times they are a-changin’. So is Western music.
Good art is born of a truthful heart. To deny the musical influences of my past would be dishonest. I grew up in an era of some of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll, country, blues, and folk music ever written. The words and melodies of those powerful songs reached outward on the airwaves, soaking into the sponge of my youth.
I remember happily singing “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” as we drove 500 head of fresh mother cows through a spring snowstorm. The rollicking rhythms resonated above the remote plains of my northern Montana home with a timeless cadence that forever echoes in my cowboy soul.
The beat is in me; it’s gotta come out. Hope ya like the new songs.
Yodel Boogie!$8.00 – $15.00
~ A day without yodeling is like a day without sunshine ~
“Wylie Gustafson’s yodel is distinctly American, building on a legacy that includes Elton Britt, Roy Rogers, and his own father, Rib Gustafson. His is the call of the cowboy: deep in the prairie, astride his horse, up on the stage. It is his passion for this tradition that has led to his yodel being heard by more ears than any other in history, reaffirming this expressive vocal art in American music.”
−Joshua Kohn, National Council for the Traditional Arts
“Wylie’s yodel is the call of the real West: clear, true, and wild. A cultural ambassador of cool, Wylie ignites audiences−young, not so, Western, and urban alike−as he blazes a hot musical trail that heads way, way out West.”
−Margo Metegrano, Editor CowboyPoetry.com
Howdy Wild West fans,
The most frequently asked question at our CD table after a performances is, “Which CD has the most yodeling on it?”
Well, by golly, we have to keep you yodel hounds happy! To satisfy the discerning palates of those who love “the yodel,” we’ve assembled this assortment of flavors: some fast, some slow, some happy, and some sad. Think of it as a musical adventure via the high art of yodeling. Happy listening! −Wylie Gustfson
Christmas for Cowboys$8.00 – $15.00
Wylie’s first Christmas CD.
Released December 2007
Christmas for Cowboys Wylie’s first Christmas CD. Released December 2007 This is not a tired remake of worn out Christmas music. It’s a beautiful and moving collection with several seldom-heard titles. Wylie’s presentation makes them all sound new.
“We celebrate our greatest blessing, the birth of a Savior, with these songs. May they be a testament to His everlasting glory.” -Wylie
Bucking Horse Moon$8.00 – $15.00
“Wylie has made many contributions to cowboy music, and with this CD he’s put another good one in the barn. There is no doubt Wylie is one of the best singers no matter the genre. What sets him apart from most of the herd, is he’s a 24-carat cowboy. He lives his songs in real life and I’d be plumb proud to trail with him.”
Willie’s Place Program Director, XM Satellite Radio